Joseph D. Wilson is a native Washingtonian who has lived in Prince George's County for over 20 years. Following an accomplished 30-year career with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Joe has directed his post-retirement efforts towards recruitment, training, workforce readiness, and business development ventures in his community.
Joe has taken on active roles in providing direct service and resources for at-risk youth while focusing on community collaboration, volunteer opportunities, and civic engagement activities in underserved areas.
As a strategic leader with a passion for success, Joe has successfully developed and implemented workforce initiatives that have led to job readiness, on-the-job training programs, employment opportunities, and, ultimately, self-sustainment for many program participants. He has built relationships between local job seekers, employers, and program providers that have translated into success. These critical initiatives have provided "much-needed" services to target populations while strengthening business opportunities and resulting in economic growth and development for partnering communities.
In his spare time, he loves playing golf, cooking, listening to music, and traveling.
“Fresh Start Project has a different approach from other organizations. The intentional one-on-one and small group support that is offered to discouraged workers is key to bridging gaps in our community.”